December 21, 2021: Why is the U.S. Imposing Tariffs Now?!?
With the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s recent announcement it would raise trade duties on imported lumber from Canada to an average of 17.9%, there are a lot of questions on why it would do so when the lumber market is heading steadily upward. In this special edition of SBCA’s Lumber Connection Podcast, SBCA's director of communications, Sean Shields, provides commentary on the longstanding softwood lumber trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada.
If, after listening to this episode, you are interested in more information and data, explore these links:
- Wikipedia’s comprehensive overview of the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada.
- Dept. of Commerce’s December "second findings" supporting raising the anti-dumping duty rates.
- Canada’s reaction to the tiered duties imposed on softwood lumber exporters.
- U.S.-based lumber producers’ reasoning behind why they pursue trade action against Canada.